Saudi Arabia shows off stunning Formula 1 theme tune

Saudi Arabia decided to record its own version of the F1 theme prior to the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The Formula 1 theme tune is an iconic piece of music that precedes every race, letting fans know that it is nearly time to go racing.

The theme can be heard all around the world, with it becoming so popular that some fans have decided to use a piano cover of the theme at their weddings and other major events.

Certain Grand Prix around the globe have decided to put their own spin on the theme as well, with the race in Mexico giving fans a special one-off Mariachi version of the theme.

These one off covers always go down well with fans and add a regional touch to the broadcast coverage of the race, immersing fans that are watching from home in the culture of the host country.

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The 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix provided fans with another cover of the iconic theme and according to the opinions of some fans, it may be the best one yet.

Saudi Arabian Twitter account @stc_ksa first shared the video of the theme, which shows the track being recorded by a number of musicians sat on a run-off area of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

The video shows these musicians use a number of instruments commonly used to create music in the Middle East to create a stunning cover of the theme.

Whilst this cover was unfortunately not used by Sky Sports during their coverage of the race, fans have flocked to social media to show their appreciation for the new version of the F1 theme.

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“I really hope we get more variations of the F1 theme from different countries in the coming years because this is such a neat idea,” posted on fan on Twitter.

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“This is absolutely beautiful,” wrote another.

On the track, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was equally entertaining, with Max Verstappen competing a stunning recovery driver to finish in P2 after starting in P15.

Sergio Perez managed to convert his pole position into his first win of the season, meaning that the first two races of the season have now both ended in Red Bull one-twos.